Danish Smorrebrod: Herring in Curry Sauce or Karrysild
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Pickled herring gets a very interesting makeover in this Danish curried herring sandwich recipe. (Recipe adapted from Danish Open Sandwiches blog http://www.danishsandwich.com/ )
Recipe type: Lunch, Snacks, Sanwich
Cuisine: Danish
  • Herring in Curry Sauce Ingredients:
  • 5 pickled herring filets, sliced in 1 cm strips
  • 2 tbsp creme fraiche
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp mild curry paste
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 dill pickle, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1 tbsp pickled herring liquid
  • half an apple, cored and sliced thinly or chopped
  • ¼ tsp coriander seed, crushed
  • ¼ tsp mustard seed, crushed
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • dill or chive for garnish
Additional Ingredients:
  • Danish rye bread
  • unsalted butter
  1. Stir to combine creme fraiche, mayonnaise, Dijon and curry paste.
  2. Add crushed spices, pickles, capers, onions and pickling liquid and combine. Allow to refrigerate for at least one hour to allow flavours to blend.
  3. Remove from fridge, add sliced herring and apples to sauce.
  4. Serve about ⅓ of a cup of mixture on buttered Danish rye bread and garnish with dill and chives (or green onion). Enjoy with fork and knife!
!Ingredients for Apple, Bacon and Blue Cheese Smorrebrod:
rye bread
unsalted butter
cooked bacon, cut into even sized pieces
Danish blue cheese, sliced into thin slices
Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced

!Ingredients for Gravad Laks Smorrebrod:
rye bread
unsalted butter
smoke salmon
fresh dill

!Ingredients for radish smorrebrod:
rye bread
unsalted butter
thinly sliced radishes
pinch of sea salt to sprinkle over
Recipe by Spicie Foodie ™ at https://www.spiciefoodie.com/2014/03/12/earth-eats-danish-smorrebrod-smorrebrod/